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Relocating to Galway, a decision you won't regret!

posted by Roisin McNamara on 15th April 2016

Industry

When talking about Galway and industry, the first sector which is usually mentioned is medical devices. For good reason too, as the Galway area is considered to be the leading hub for the medical device industry in Europe.

With 8 of the largest 10 medical device companies in the world located in Ireland and Galway being Ireland’s leading hub, it isn’t hard to see why this might be the place to progress your career in this sector.

Need further convincing?  No problem!  In Ireland, multi-national medical device companies generate sales of €6 billion annually, they employ 24,000 people in 160 different companies and Enterprise Ireland has called the Galway region the leading cluster in, not only Ireland, but all of Europe.

If you want to succeed in the medical device industry, whether it is in an engineering job or a job in R&D, there are few better places to do so. Companies in the area include global giants such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Alere and Merit Medical. Recruitment agencies, such as CCP Recruitment, are regularly searching for engineers, supply chain professionals among other professional industries to fill key medical device jobs in Galway.

If the medical device industry is not for you, that is not a problem as Galway also has many leading ICT, Electronics and chemical multi-nationals who regularly recruit in the area. These include games manufacturer EA Games, IT company SAP and pharmaceutical company Chanelle, to name just a few. The city also has a huge tourism industry (€400 million annually!) due to its terrific location, great retail centres and fantastic culture. But we’ll get to that later!

If you’re considering a move to Galway for professional reasons, it most certainly will not let you down. From language jobs to engineering jobs – Galway does not disappoint.

 

Culture & Nightlife

You can walk through Galway any evening of the year and you’re likely to find yourself meeting one of our intriguing festivals. This is if you haven’t already bumped into Galway’s Michelin Star Restaurant Aniar, or one of its famous traditional Irish music sessions in pubs such as Tig Coili’s or the Crane Bar.

I’ve personally never visited a city of its size which has so much going on. The Arts festival attracts millions every year; the Galway Races is one of Irelands leading dates on the racing calendar and the Film Fleadh has attracted Hollywood A-listers such as Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan to the city in recent years. There are also year-round festivals of literature, food, theatre and music.

If the quiet life is more your taste, Galway also accommodates this, with beautiful walks along the Connemara and Barna coastline offering a tranquil alternative to the busy city centre.

 

Conclusion

Galway might be the place for you if career opportunity coupled with beautiful scenery and all the culture you can manage is what you’re looking for. So give us a call on +353 91 730022 or email info@ccprecruit.ie/  and let us help you find the perfect job to go with your perfect location.